Automated Storage & Retrieval System
Two of these complete storage facilities have been installed for the storage of final assembly parts for a major automotive manufacturer. Each system is based around two robots, which handle the parts through different stages of the storage facility. The control system is based around a Schneider PLC system with Bosch Rexroth AC servo drives connected via InterBus-S.
In addition to carrying out the servo axis positioning for the robots, the PLC system is also responsible for Ethernet communications to a host computer, control of the operator interface, stores management and database functions, RFID electronic tagging and interfacing to other plant and equipment.
Schnieder TSX Premium PLC
Bosch Rexroth Indramat
Interbus S, ASI, Fipway peer to peer